Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hunger

Hunger makes a thief of any man. Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth (1931), quoted from What Liberals Believe, page 187, edited by William Martin

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Political Language

Political language…is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. George Orwell, quoted in The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell (1968), requoted in What Liberals Believe, … Continue reading

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Without Books

I cannot live without books. Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams (June 10, 1815), quoted in What Liberals Believe, page 164, edited by William Martin

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No Rewards, No Punishment

In America, workers aren’t being rewarded for productivity and CEOs aren’t being punished for poor performance. What’s wrong with this picture? Ellen Goodman, “Bob the Un-Builder,” Truthdig (January 11, 2007). quoted in What Liberals Believe, page 145, edited by William … Continue reading

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CEO Pay and Performance

There is zero correlation between CEO pay and CEO performance. Barney Frank, quoted in “Poll Shows Americans Distrust Corpoarations,” New York Times (December 10, 2005), requoted in What Liberals Believe, page 145, edited by William Martin

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A Corporation Today

A corporation today can have an infinite lifespan. It doesn’t fear death. It doesn’t fear pain or incarceration. It doesn’t need fresh water to drink or clean air to breathe. It doesn’t need health care or retirement. It can own … Continue reading

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Nothing Says “I Love You”

Nothing says “I Love You” like cheap crap made in China by slave labor. Sold by a company owned by billionaires benefiting from corporate welfare, paying slave wages to employees kept from enjoying Thanksgiving with their families. From http://www.astrodidact.tumblr.com, reblogged … Continue reading

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Corporations’ Changing Roles

Corporations…were designed by law, set up by the state, to serve the people, to build bridges and tunnels and roads. And now they are this Goliath that’s eating up the very entities, and having more power than the very entities, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

May your blessings be many, your dinner be great, and your friends and family too numerous to count. To all of my newly-discovered WordPress friends, I hope that you enjoy peace and harmony on this special holiday! You are all … Continue reading

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Wind of Change

When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills. Chinese Proverb Quote and Salvadore Dali artwork from Windmills of My Mind WordPress blog https://contemporaneousquixotic.wordpress.com/

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